Re: More nudges from stones that speak...
Posted by Scot on 05/21/2010 15:48:01
In reply to Re: More nudges from stones that speak... posted by Deirdre on 05/20/2010 18:56:40
Thanks very much for listening and for your thoughtful response today!
I know from my own recent experience from losing my Mom that the
anxiety and saddness of the grief can seem overwhelming. There are
probably no consolations that can ultimately fill the void that one
feels at the time of these losses, and any sense of understanding the
cause or meaning for this painful experience can seem remote or even
impossible to realize now.
There's so many issues that I've had to confront and some of the issues
are resolved, and some may take the rest of my life to work through.
I've had many moments when I've felt vanquished by the grief, but today
I felt a renewed sense of hope and strength and began to see through to
the other side of the depression. There is an irony in-play; I've felt
diminished and emptied-out by the loss, yet strengthed by some of the
successes and accomplishments that I've experienced with the problem-
solving that I've gone through along the way.
I read somewhere in the 'grief literature' that the best way to promote
healing from the experience of the loss of a loved one is to, "lean
into the grief". That particular recommendation sounds a lot like
John's approach to the actualization of wakefulness through the 'feel
your feelings' part of the practice of the Aware Presence Game.